Earlier today I saw the following tweet sent by the account of one of India's preeminent newspapers: The fact that 1 in 4 people in the world's most technologically advanced country had no knowledge of one of the primary tenets of science came as a shock to me, as it did to everyone else reading … Continue reading Why context is important
Most scientists will tell you that the fashionable field of philosophy of science has failed spectacularly to influence how practicing scientists work or to provide any clues to the operation of any part of the universe. Nowhere has the clash been as obvious as on the battlegrounds of epistemology, which is concerned with the nature … Continue reading Is objectivity in science possible?
I was not feeling well. In a feverish delirium, and for no apparent reason, I began to recall a house I often visited in my childhood. I remembered that when I last visited this house, it seemed greatly in need of repairs. The family that lived there had fallen on hard times. It seemed that … Continue reading Perceptions are landscapes. Memories are works of art.
I’m staring out the window at the grey sky and the leafless trees. I take a sip of tea to soothe my raspy throat. I have been congested for the past week, but it is just as well that I can steal a few moments before I head into another marathon meeting at work. This … Continue reading On missing my favorite holiday
– Can you tell me a scary story today, baba? –Do you want to hear about demons? Perhaps, villainous creatures that lurk in the night? – No, those are all boring. Can you tell me something that is really horrifying? – Yes, I think I can. –Does this story have ghosts? – No, this story … Continue reading A horror story